Synonyms for affright

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-frahyt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfraɪt

Définition of affright

Origin :
  • 1580s, a late construction from a- (1) + fright (v.), probably on model of earlier past participle adjective affright "struck with sudden fear" (metathesized from Old English afyrht). Related: Affrighted; affrighting.
  • verb frighten
Example sentences :
  • In a swerve he almost stopped, every muscle of his big body trembling in affright.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Polly lingered near, affright in her heart, Oh, if her father were only there!
  • Extract from : « Polly of Lady Gay Cottage » by Emma C. Dowd
  • Her eyes roved to Garnache's, and fell away in affright before their glitter.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Blood and wounds, Master Joseph, think you to affright me with words?
  • Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
  • He groaned aloud unconsciously and started with affright at the sound of his own voice.
  • Extract from : « Almayer's Folly » by Joseph Conrad
  • To tell the truth, these modernists did not permit the hereafter to awe or affright them.
  • Extract from : « The Tyranny of the Dark » by Hamlin Garland
  • The man who was looking through the desk sprang up in affright.
  • Extract from : « Jack O' Judgment » by Edgar Wallace
  • They soon, however, got over their affright, and returned to their repast.
  • Extract from : « The Forest Exiles » by Mayne Reid
  • The very thought of it causes the sailor to shiver with affright.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Slaves » by Mayne Reid
  • With a shriek of affright she plunged boldly into the midst of the smoke.
  • Extract from : « Nine Little Goslings » by Susan Coolidge

Antonyms for affright

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